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Home Repair Program

Keeping homeowners safe, warm & dry with A Brush with Kindness.

 
HFHNCC's Home Repairs program partners with homeowners to keep them safe, warm and dry.

Our Repairs Programs

A Brush With Kindness

A Brush with Kindness, in partnership with the City of Wilmington and the American Rescue Plan Act, is currently accepting applications to complete repairs for City of Wilmington homeowners with a focus on the Eastside.

Applicants must be homeowner occupied and living within the area of 7th Street to 11th Streets and on the blocks of Lombard, Pine, and Kirkwood Streets.

For inquiries, email repairs@habitatncc.org or call 302-652-0365 ext. 111 or click the interest form link below for someone to contact you if and when funding becomes available in the area you reside.

 

Aging in Place with Habitat NCC

Aging in Place with Habitat NCC in partnership with Delaware Health & Social Services aims to create healthier lives and preserve homeownership for low-to-moderate-income households of homeowner-occupied ages 60 years and older in the Route 9 approved area.

Our Aging in Place initiative aims to identify health issues tied to substandard housing and complete repairs required to keep families safe, warm, dry, and in their homes.

For inquiries, email repairs@habitatncc.org or call Ruby Dyer at 302-652-0365 ext. 104 or 302-420-0392.

Before Somandra found Habitat, she had been washing dishes in her bathtub for an entire year...after a contractor left her kitchen mostly gutted.

Somandra’s Story

“My story begins with my trust being taken advantage of by someone who did not complete the repairs I paid for. Hurt and heartbroken do not describe how I felt. I lived without a kitchen for a year.  Cooking with no sink in a kitchen that [was torn] up. It was the worst year of my life.

…I felt as if my dream of staying in my home had turned into a nightmare. But, this changed when I met Ruby and Kevin from Habitat. They listened to my story and provided information on their A Brush With Kindness initiative, which I qualified for. Ruby and her team treated me and my home with respect.

After an assessment, they made necessary repairs to my roof and HVAC system. They also replaced my front windows and door, and installed a new storm door. I received a design package, which included an address plaque, mailbox and light fixture. I am now so proud of my home. God Bless ABWK they have renewed my faith in humanity!”

(left: Somandra in her new, functioning kitchen with the Habitat volunteers who repaired it)

 
 
Keeping homeowners safe, warm & dry in the city of Wilmington and New Castle County.

200+ Homeowners served since 2022

Sponsors include JPMorgan Chase, Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh, City of Wilmington, Delaware State Housing Authority, Delaware Health & Social Services, and ChristianaCare.

In partnership with the City of Wilmington, Energy Coordinating Agency, Energize Delaware,  Ingleside Homes for Seniors, Milford Housing Development Corporation – Emergency Repair, Help Initiative, and Catholic Charities.

Critical, affordable repairs that keep Wilmington homeowners

Safe, Warm & Dry

  • Roof repair/replacement
  • HVAC repair/replacement
  • Weatherization (ECA)
  • Window and/or door replacement; Electrical and/or lighting repairs
  • Masonry repairs; Sidewalk repair/replacement
  • Railing and safety issues
  • Structural/safety repairs
  • Handicap Accessibility
  • Exterior painting and drywall
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